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Posted 08 February 2017

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CCTV deters and detects crime

CCTV cameras have been installed to help deter and detect crime in Barton-upon-Humber's Caistor Road estate.

In a partnership between us, Humberside Police, Safer Neighbourhoods and Sanctuary Housing, three cameras are now monitoring the area to help residents feel and be safer.

This initiative is part of a longer term project, run by us, aimed at supporting people to get involved in improving their community and increasing opportunities for young residents.

Since October 2015, we've provided a dedicated Estate Manager to kick-start a number of projects and bring local volunteers together to run the Viking community centre.

The project, which has introduced employment support and training, family events and clubs and intensive housing support, has most recently resulted in the creation of a Neighbourhood Watch group.

The local community was also successful in securing an £8,000 grant from Barton’s Tesco store to develop a community garden as part of a Grow and Learn initiative.

Our Tenancy Enforcement Manager Claire Coyle said: “The installation of CCTV is just one part of our aim to improve the neighbourhood, and the lives of those who live on the Caistor Road estate.”

“It is no secret that the estate has been tarnished in the past, with a reputation for crime and nuisance, which the vast majority of residents have not deserved.

“Our project is about taking tough action against a minority, whilst investing in the enthusiastic and committed families who are working really hard to create a positive environment in which to raise their families.

“Residents have already told us that the Viking Centre has revitalised their estate and provided everyone with a fun, safe and exciting place to go to.”

The CCTV cameras will be monitored 24 hours a day and have a recording facility, which will be used by Humberside Police and our Tenancy Enforcement Team as evidence when appropriate.

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